Steven Hayward guest posts at Power Line after Paul Mirengoff's resignation

Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.

Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.

Paul Mirengoff figured it was okay to trash Indian spiritual beliefs and Mexicans when he complained on the Power Line blog about a Yaqui prayer delivered at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims.

But he also trashed his law firm's reputation among its American Indian clients. He got a very public dressing down. And he resigned from Power Line. In his place today: Steven Hayward.


Power Line chief John Hinderaker writes that Hayward, of the American Enterprise Institute, is one of an expected series of guest bloggers.

At the AEI website, Hayward says his "political education" began in 1964 with the stunning news that Lyndon Johnson had buried Barry Goldwater on Election Day. Hayward's family and everyone else in their suburban neighborhood were Goldwater backers. Didn't that mean the entire country felt the same way? Well, no.

Hayward's now positioned himself as an environmental expert at the American Enterprise Institute, so perhaps he'll steer clear of gratuitously insulting Indians and Mexicans.

Indeed, he trashes the Washington Post today for being shot through with liberal elitism because it failed to cover a local monster truck rally, and glories in the exhaust fume-laden atmosphere of the event, free of government emissions standards.

That seems like much safer territory.